House Rep. Adam Schiff has been one of the most vitriolic anti-Trump voices in Congress, having led a major chunk of the left’s push to impeach the President over his diplomatic work with Ukraine.
In fact, Schiff gained himself a heck of a reputation during that time on account of his fondness for working in the proverbial dark, in a deep, sub-basement hearing room where he could control the narrative and issue gag orders against the GOP members of his committee.
In other words: He and the President won’t be seeing eye-to-eye anytime soon.
Now Schiff is at it again, this time disparaging the Attorney General of the United States on the subject of foreign influence in our 2020 election.
Reacting to a CNN clip of Barr saying China is engaged the most aggressive election interference, Schiff said, “That’s just a plain false statement by the attorney general, a flat-out false statement. Interestingly some other administration officials have been trying to mislead the public by saying China is the bigger threat to the country in speaking of global terms because of the rising power of China. They’re using that answer in response to questions about the election, but they’re at least careful in their misleading the public by not saying that they’re a greater threat to the election. They’re saying generically that they’re a bigger threat. But what Bill Barr just did in that statement was just flat-out mislead the American people with a blatantly false statement. Joe Biden has been briefed as well as our committees, and he acknowledged as much the other day. It’s just such a disservice to the country that we can’t trust our own attorney general, but apparently, Bill Barr is willing to do anything or say anything to help Donald Trump.”
Anchor Dana Bash said, “You’re basically saying he’s lying.”
Schiff said, “Well, that’s basically what he’s doing. And I hesitate to say that, but it is the reality. Bill Barr isn’t going to itemize the intelligence because it’s just a flat-out false statement.”
Of course, Schiff didn’t not go on to itemize any intelligence to the contrary during his appearance on the infotainment network.
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